Forty Martyrs Church

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Forty Martyrs Church information

Location
Veliko Târnovo , Bulgaria
Address
ul Mitropolska
More information
www.st40martyrs.org
Prices
adult/student 5/1 lv
Opening hours
9am-6pm Apr-Oct, 9.30am-5.30pm Nov-Mar
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The Forty Martyrs Church, in the old Asenova quarter, was built in 1230 to celebrate Tsar Asen II’s victory over the Byzantines. It was used as a royal mausoleum and then as a mosque by the Turks, before its reuse as a church after Bulgaria's liberation in 1878.